meet the team
Get to know more about who we are and what we do.
Julie Potts, Executive Director
Julie, aka Madi's mom, is a Texas native, born and raised in Dallas. She moved to Waco when she met her husband in 2002, and shortly after she had the love of her life - Madilyn Marie (in 2005). She’s also a stepmom to two wonderful bonus kids who have both made her a grandma (JuJu).
Julie’s work history includes Human Resources (1992-2005) and Administration/Franchising (2005-2020). She’s been a volunteer/coach/parent with No Limitations and Challenger League since 2015 and has served on the No Limitations board since 2019.
She absolutely loves people. Her goal in life is simply to be the best person that she can be and to serve others how ever she is able to help all live happier, healthier, more successful lives.
Kim Trippodo, Vice President & Director of Development
Kim Trippodo is a Pediatric Behavioral Therapist and part of the Integrated Behavioral Team at the MLK Community Clinic. Since moving to the Waco area, Kim worked in parent engagement with WISD Special Education Department and at REACH Therapeutic Riding Center. Previously, Kim had a career of nonprofit management, coalition building, and grassroots organizing for a variety of humanitarian causes in Washington DC and across the state of Texas, at the federal and local level.
She spends her free time adventuring in the great outdoors with her husband and children, writing and playing violin for local art events and forums, enjoying lively discussions with her women’s book club, working on local race equity efforts, and supporting all things No Limitations!
Rob Douglas, finance director
Rob Douglas was born and raised in the Seattle Washington area and moved to Texas while serving in the United States Army. He has over 20 years experience in Law Enforcement, EMS and Fire Service. Rob is married and has 4 children, the youngest being a No Limitations athlete, and currently works as a Regional Facilities Manager for Dairy Queen.
Kari McKown, Director of Volunteer Recruitment and Retention
Kari McKown, MOT, OTR, is a licensed and certified Occupational Therapist and Co-Owner of Elite Therapy Center in Central Texas. Kari graduated with a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Tech University, both in Lubbock, Texas. She is licensed by the Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners and certified by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy. Kari is certified in Interactive Metronome, a Registered Therapist in Hippotherapy, and a member of the American Hippotherapy Association. She has completed numerous continuing education courses in the areas of sensory integration and NDT and also teaches courses in child development and sensory processing. Kari opened her private practice in 2006 and is a local advocate for families and individuals with special needs and has worked with several local nonprofit organizations. She has held board positions with local organizations including:
* Board for University of Mary Hardin Baylor graduate program for Occupational Therapy
* Board for the McLennan Community College Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant program
Kari serves on the Tim Tebow Night to Shine planning team and works diligently to collaborate with community support to make this prom event a memorable success. Kari volunteers at her children’s school and serves on the Family Ministry Cohort Team. She has previously served No Limitations in various roles of coaching, being a buddy, training volunteers and organizing game days. In her free time she can be found fishing, exploring ,and adventuring in the outdoors with her family. She is passionate about seeing the community embrace and serve individuals with different abilities and is excited to serve with No Limitations to make this happen.
Jimmy moreno, Director of Participant Advocacy
Jimmy Moreno was born and raised in Waco and moved to Hewitt in 2002. He graduated from Waco High School in 2002. He was born with a disability called Spina Bifida. His hobbies include watching movies, action and comedy, and helping out in the community with his biker club "Crossbones Crew". The number one thing he enjoys in life is being part of the special needs community. He says “For me, it gives me a good feeling within me knowing that I have given a sense of accomplishment to someone with special needs, as a mentor/coach it is a true blessing.
Dr. Tonya Trepinski-Ochoa
Dr. Trepinski-Ochoa has been teaching for over 20 years both here in Texas and in California in both the public school and the university level. Her love for individuals with exceptionalities began when substitute teaching in California and never left. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of California, San Diego in critical gender studies and then went on to receive a master’s in special education from Texas Tech University. She holds a doctorate from Baylor University in Educational Psychology and is currently working on another master’s in Early Childhood Education. She has worked with several non-profit organizations dealing with special populations and would like to continue this in a greater capacity with No Limitations.
For fun, Tonya also teaches exercise classes at Crunch Fitness here in Waco. Tonya has 3 biological children and 4 bonus children. She lives here with her husband Eric, her three rescue cats and two rescue dogs.
Justin has been a Waco resident for fifteen years. In 2014, he graduated from Baylor University with his Bachelor of Arts in History with a Political Science Minor. In 2019, he graduated from Tarleton State University with his Master of Public Administration.
Justin describes himself as a man of many hats. He is a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and the Waco NAACP, and is the older brother of No Limitations athlete Jordan Rice.
Paula is a Master in Public Health student at Baylor University, presently employed with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, STAR Kids Medicaid serving children and young adults with special needs. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and is a certified Community Health Worker (CHW).
Paula, a Waco native, is passionate about serving her community, particularly our underserved and underrepresented citizens.
Bio coming soon!
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